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Open House 2016

Tuesday, 20. September 2016 by Doreen McDonell


Thursday September 22


Please join us on Thursday for a ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening.  Taylor Elementary has a new Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hogan,  and a new grade 2/3 teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson.  Taylor PAC is providing a hotdog and hamburger dinner for all.

All families are welcome.


Note from our PAC

Tuesday, 13. September 2016 by Doreen McDonell



Taylor Elementary is hosting the cross country run at the Taylor Golf Course Wednesday Sept 21, 2016. At 1:00pm. We are asking our wonderful volunteer parents to help if you can. Please contact Mrs. Olson or Mr. Brownlee at the school if you are able. 250-789-3323. We need lots of extra hands for this so please if you can help we would so appreciate it. Thank you.

Note from our new Kindergarten teacher

Tuesday, 13. September 2016 by Doreen McDonell

We will be starting Kindergarten on Wednesday, September 14th and this day will be a half day where they will only come from 8:50am to 11:50am. On this day your child is only required to bring a snack, as they will be leaving before lunch. On Thursday, September 15th we will start our normal school hours for the year, which will be 8:50am to 2:45pm.

The school is nut free so make sure you are not packing anything in your child’s lunch that contains nuts as we have students with allergies. Also, please send a spare pair of clothes for your child in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.

We will be having Library every Tuesday and Thursday, where your child will be able to select a book from the Library to take home and it is important that your child bring their book back before the next Library day or they will not be able to select a new one.

Please feel free to contact me by email ahogan@prn.bc.ca or by calling the school if you have any questions or concerns.


Ms. Hogan


Important Dates:


September 19th – Talk like a Pirate Day

September 22nd – Open House at 5pm

September 23rd – No School for Students

October 7th – Picture Day

October 10th – No School (Thanksgiving

October 21st – No School for Students



Pancake breakfast and PJ Day

Thursday, 08. September 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Welcome back to school week is ending with a pancake breakfast put on by the PAC.  Students are also encouraged to come to school in their PJs.


School calendar 2016/2017

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

FYI: There is one difference to our calendar for the 2016/2017 year.  Please check it out on our district website at www.prn.bc.ca under CALENDAR

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Bus Fees…2016/2017

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Bus Fees to Be Rescinded

From the Superintendent of Schools:

Thanks to a new program announced by the Minister of Education Mike Bernier on August 10, 2016, SD 60 will be able to apply for additional funding to be used against transportation costs. Successful application for this funding will allow SD 60 to suspend its current practice of collecting a bus registration fee. Families will still need to register their children with transportation but will no longer be asked to pay the $100 fee. Parents who have previously paid the fee in advance of the school year can expect their fees to be refunded in the fall.

School supplies are included in school fees!

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Reminder to all parents:

I see that school supplies are out!  That time is coming but I want to remind you that, for a fee, Taylor Elementary will provide your child with all the supplies they need.  All you are required to do is pay it with the school fees – this includes agendas and activity fees.  If you have any questions please contact the school.



Bike Rodeo- Community helps students learn bike safety

Friday, 27. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee

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Encouraging Literacy through the year!

Monday, 16. May 2016 by Doreen McDonell

15 Minutes of Fun ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together every day. Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child’s skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp. Check out these 15 activity ideas to complete with your family to have 15 Minutes of Fun!

1. Lights out, talk on:  After your bedtime story, turn the lights off and talk about new endings to the story you just read together.

2. Surfing Snacks: Go online together to find out how your favourite foods are made. Are they something you can make together at home?

3. Find A-B-C: Have an alphabet scavenger hunt to look for things that begin with each letter of the alphabet. If you can’t find some letters, go outside or try looking in books and magazines.

4. Travel the World: Use your library card as your passport to check out books on different countries. Learn about their traditions and celebrations.

5. Float in a Boat: Work together to fold a family fleet of origami boats. (Find all the steps in the FamilyLiteracyFirst.ca sample module!)

6. Let’s go Shopping:  Have kids write the family grocery list out themselves, then bring it to the store. Let them check each item off the list. (Hmm, wonder how jelly beans got on the list…)

7. Number Walk: As you put on your shoes, choose something you want to count during your walk. It could be dogs, trees, stop signs, cars—anything you want! On your walk, count how many you can find.

8. Word Wall: Learn one new word every day. Display them by creating a family word wall with Bristol board and markers. Can you make a sentence with the words on your wall?

9. How was your day today? Exchange notes (or write a journal) with your child telling each other about the best part of your day. Or switch it up: what’s the best thing you expect to happen tomorrow?

10. A Course of Course: Build an obstacle course through your family room, and draw a map of how to go through it from beginning to end.

11. Sing chat: Sing a conversation with your kids to the tune of your favourite song. Bonus points if you can make your song rhyme!

12. Snow You Tell Me: Use emptied dish soap bottles filled with water and food colouring to write messages and draw in the snow.

13. Know it All: Together, look online for the meaning of funny words like “collywobbles” and “onomatopoeia.” Test your parents’ word power!

14. Have a Book-nic: Organize an indoor picnic with books and tasty treats. Choose a theme – try honey-flavoured cereal and read Winnie the Pooh.

15. Game On: Start family board game night and play a different game each week. Family members can take turns reading instructions and game cards as well as keeping score.

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Baldonnel School Visits Us For LiD

Wednesday, 04. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee


Yesterday, Baldonnel students and staff spent an hour with us during our learning in depth hour. Students shared their excitement for learning and we filled the Taylor hill at lunch time with a few students:)

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